Takashi Yamanouchi wants to increase Mazda's annual U.S. sales by 43 percent – to more than 400,000 units – by 2016. The 67-year-old CEO is banking on the third-generation Mazda6 mid-sized sedan to lead the surge.
Toyota's top U.S. sales executive said consumers purchasing new vehicles to replace those lost during Superstorm Sandy will mean strong November U.S. auto sales. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, November U.S. sales will be between 14.8 million and 15.
When Porsche’s $100 million North American headquarters opens here in 2014, dealers will have another tool to close a sale or reward a loyal customer. The headquarters project includes a 1.6-mile test track and a customer experience center that dealers are invited to tap.
BMW has provided the clearest hint yet that its lineup of i-brand electric vehicles will expand beyond the three models already confirmed for production with the unveiling of a three-door version of the i3 for the Los Angeles Auto Show.
To go along with the glitzy debuts of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the largest trade group for automakers in the United States has started an online campaign touting high-tech features aimed at helping drivers avoid crashes.
Believing that customers increasingly want sophistication even in the smallest cars, Ford will offer the 2014 Fiesta with more refinement and more options in powertrains and infotainment than the 2013 version.
Chinese carmakers want to reach styling and quality milestones already achieved by their Asian rivals – but in a fraction of the time. To do this many Chinese brands have hired experienced Western design directors who they hope will make their products ready for the world.